Feyenoord have confirmed that Jaap Stam will become their new head coach in the summer.

After Dick Advocaat turned down the role, Feyenoord set their sights on Stam, who became PEC Zwolle’s head coach in January.

A deal has now been done with Stam signing a two-year deal which will begin in the summer when Giovanni van Bronckhorst steps down.

Stam told the Feyenoord website, “I really enjoy PEC Zwolle, but for every ambitious trainer, if the opportunity arises to work at a club like Feyenoord, you will think about it very seriously.

“After good and open conversations with Martin van Geel about the possibilities and impossibilities at Feyenoord, I quickly found out that I would like to go for this opportunity. I am grateful to PEC Zwolle for the fact that they understand my ambitions and have come out quickly with Feyenoord. In the coming months, I will do everything I can to finish the season at PEC Zwolle well with the players and the staff. That will really be the focus for me in the coming period.”

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